Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 8:15 PM
The good yellowtail bite continues around the Coronado Islands. Some fish counts from today’s fishing start with the San Diego out of Seaforth Sportfishing that had a 3/4 day trip with 40 anglers catch 133 yellowtail. The Mission Belle out of Point Loma Sportfishing had a 3/4 day trip with 29 anglers catch 14 bonito, 65 yellowtail, 1 lingcod and 2 rockfish.
The best zone for the yellowtail fishing remains around the Rockpile. Yellowtail reports have also been coming in from other areas with yellows also being reported at the Flats area below the Bull Ring and at spots around the Islands proper such as the lee side of South Island, the Middle Grounds and the weather side of North Island.
Yellowtail schools have been located by finding meter marks, sonar marks, spots of fish under working tern birds, trolling strikes on Rapalas and trolling strikes on slow trolled sardines. Once yellows are located, the slow trolled sardines, flylined sardines, sardines fished on a dropper loop rig, surface iron and yo-yo iron have been producing action. The yellowtail have been mostly nice sized fish that have been in the 15 to 20+ pound range.
Good choices for surface iron are Tady 45’s and Salas 7X Lights in blue and white, sardine and mint colors. For yo-yo iron good choices would be Salas 6/x Jr.s, Sumo Jr.s and Salas 6X jigs in blue and white, scrambled egg and blue and chrome colors.